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noun
  1. A large group of people distinguished from others on the basis of a common heritage.
The Anglo-Saxon
  1. A large group of people distinguished from others on the basis of common, genetically linked, physical characteristics, such as skin color or hair type.
Race was a significant issue during apartheid in South Africa.
  1. (context, controversial usage) One of the categories from the many subcategorizations of the human species. See Wikipedia's article on w:Race_(historical_definitions), historical definitions of race.
The Native Americans colonized the New World in several waves from Asia, and thus they are part of the same Mongoloid .
  1. (biology) A population geographically separated from others of its species that develops significantly different characteristics; informal for subspecies.
  2. A breed or strain of domesticated animal.
  3. (figurative) A category or species of something that has emerged or evolved from an older one (with an implied parallel to animal breeding or evolutionary science).
The advent of the Internet has brought about a new of entrepreneur.
Recent developments in artificial intelligence has brought about a new of robots that can perform household chores without supervision.
verb (rac, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To take part in a race (in the sense of a contest).
  2. (intransitive) To move or drive at high speed.
As soon as it was time to go home, he raced for the door.
Her heart was racing as she peered into the dimly lit room.
  1. (intransitive) Of a motor, to run rapidly when not engaged to a transmission.
red wine Tweet Definition of red wine Like Definition of red wine on Facebook
noun
  1. red, Red coloured wine made mostly from black grapes including the skin.
retsina Tweet Definition of retsina Like Definition of retsina on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) A Greek resinated white or rosť wine, that has been produced for at least 2700 years.
Rich Tweet Definition of Rich Like Definition of Rich on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male); diminutive of Richard.
Riesling Tweet Definition of Riesling Like Definition of Riesling on Facebook
noun
  1. a variety of Grape grown especially in Germany and other relatively cool areas
  2. a white wine made from this grape (often slightly sweet)
rim Tweet Definition of rim Like Definition of rim on Facebook
noun
  1. An edge around something, especially when circular.
verb , rimmed, rimming
  1. to lick the anus of a partner as part of the sexual act.
Rioja Tweet Definition of Rioja Like Definition of Rioja on Facebook
noun
  1. the wine (mostly red) of that region
proper noun
  1. the region, w:La Rioja, La Rioja in northern Spain
Rose Tweet Definition of Rose Like Definition of Rose on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female), vernacular form of the medieval Rosa, reinforced by the English noun rose
  2. A diminutive of the given name Rosemary
Ruby Tweet Definition of Ruby Like Definition of Ruby on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female)
  2. (computing) A programming language.
  3. (CockneyRS?) A curry, short for Ruby Murray.
rum Tweet Definition of rum Like Definition of rum on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) A distilled spirit derived from fermented cane sugar and molasses.
"The Royal Navy used to issue a ration to sailors."
  1. (countable) A serving of rum.
"Jake tossed down three rums."
  1. (countable) A kind or brand of rum.
"Bundaburg is one of my favourite rums."
adjective (rumm, er)
  1. (context, British) strange, Strange, peculiar.
rye Tweet Definition of rye Like Definition of rye on Facebook
noun
  1. A grass, Secale cereale, or its grains used for food and fodder. Scientific name: Secale cereale.
  2. Rye whisky.
  3. Rye bread.

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